State's harvest is roaring along

  • Updated: October 1, 2012 - 9:12 PM

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.

According to the USDA's Minnesota crop-weather report, corn was 53 percent harvested as of Sunday. That's ahead of last year's 5 percent, also the five-year average.

Corn had an average moisture content of 16 percent. Soybeans were 76 percent harvested, compared with 26 percent last year and an average of 23 percent. Soybeans had an average moisture content of 10 percent. Sugar beets are 20 percent harvested, compared with 10 percent last year and 17 percent average.

Statewide, 6.9 days were suitable for fieldwork.

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